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    #1  Edited By wefwefasdf

    Hey, I know someone has already asked this already but I need your help. I basically know nothing about graphics cards except that the more money you pay for a graphics card probably the better it is going to be.

    What card would you guys recommend that could play multiplatforms better than on the 360? Or, what is just overall a good card for a good price?

    Thanks in advance!

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    #2  Edited By calf_exercises

    man, go talk to a guy at a computer shop, we cant really help. We dont know what your computer already has or anything, just try looking arround the net too.

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    #3  Edited By serbsta

    We can help. We just need to know some things:

    What current system do you have?

    Wat is your budget?

    Well help you out and choose the best product for you. =]

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    #4  Edited By DualReaver

    Quad SLI GTX280 OCX

    You'll be just fine. :3

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    #5  Edited By wefwefasdf
    serbsta said:
    "We can help. We just need to know some things:

    What current system do you have?

    Wat is your budget?

    Well help you out and choose the best product for you. =]"
    Thanks. :D

    I built it...

    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
    Card name: ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO (Current Card)
    I have a 500 Watt Power supply.

    Anything else you need to know?

    I don't really have a budget because I plan on saving for it. :/
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    #6  Edited By calf_exercises

    well if you are running an amd/ati set up i think the radeon 4850 is a great vard for value but if you want to pay a bit more i highly suggest the radeon 4870

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    #8  Edited By wefwefasdf
    serbsta said:
    "Well this should be fine for you:


    ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    $249.99

    But if you want to save up, for a bit more power:

    POWERCOLOR AX4870X2 2GBD5-H Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    $529.99

    Theres plenty of well priced cards out there now, upto you i guess.
    "
    What could I expect out of the first one? Thanks for all your help so far. :)
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    #9  Edited By serbsta
    SpikeSpiegel said:
    "serbsta said:
    "Well this should be fine for you:


    ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    $249.99

    But if you want to save up, for a bit more power:

    POWERCOLOR AX4870X2 2GBD5-H Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    $529.99

    Theres plenty of well priced cards out there now, upto you i guess.
    "
    What could I expect out of the first one? Thanks for all your help so far. :)"
    As in what games would you be able to run? Youll be more than fine with anything now. Its one of the best cards on the market right now.
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    #10  Edited By wefwefasdf
    serbsta said:
    "SpikeSpiegel said:
    "serbsta said:
    "Well this should be fine for you:


    ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    $249.99

    But if you want to save up, for a bit more power:

    POWERCOLOR AX4870X2 2GBD5-H Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    $529.99

    Theres plenty of well priced cards out there now, upto you i guess.
    "
    What could I expect out of the first one? Thanks for all your help so far. :)"
    As in what games would you be able to run? Youll be more than fine with anything now. Its one of the best cards on the market right now."
    Sweet! Looks reasonable to me too. Thanks man!
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    #11  Edited By serbsta
    SpikeSpiegel said:
    "serbsta said:
    "SpikeSpiegel said:
    "serbsta said:
    "Well this should be fine for you:


    ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    $249.99

    But if you want to save up, for a bit more power:

    POWERCOLOR AX4870X2 2GBD5-H Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

    $529.99

    Theres plenty of well priced cards out there now, upto you i guess.
    "
    What could I expect out of the first one? Thanks for all your help so far. :)"
    As in what games would you be able to run? Youll be more than fine with anything now. Its one of the best cards on the market right now."
    Sweet! Looks reasonable to me too. Thanks man!"
    No worries, just make sure to shop around if you arent buying online. But if you are, newegg.com is your number 1 stop.
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    #12  Edited By xruntime

    I wouldn't get the 4870. I'd get two 4850's in Crossfire. It's the best graphics card setup on the market, in price vs. performance - FACT.

    Ask 10 PC hardware enthusiasts, 9 of the 10 will give you that answer.

    With it, you should be able to play all games at 1900 x 1200 (1080P) or higher, max settings, AA. Except for Crysis >_>

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    #13  Edited By Geno
    DualReaver said:
    "Quad SLI GTX280 OCX

    You'll be just fine. :3"
    That is, if the black hole you created doesn't have too big of a gravitational force...
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    #14  Edited By wefwefasdf
    xruntime said:
    "I wouldn't get the 4870. I'd get two 4850's in Crossfire. It's the best graphics card setup on the market, in price vs. performance - FACT.

    Ask 10 PC hardware enthusiasts, 9 of the 10 will give you that answer.

    With it, you should be able to play all games at 1900 x 1200 (1080P) or higher, max settings, AA. Except for Crysis >_>"
    How would you run two at the same time? I don't know much...
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    #15  Edited By xruntime
    SpikeSpiegel said:
    "xruntime said:
    "I wouldn't get the 4870. I'd get two 4850's in Crossfire. It's the best graphics card setup on the market, in price vs. performance - FACT.

    Ask 10 PC hardware enthusiasts, 9 of the 10 will give you that answer.

    With it, you should be able to play all games at 1900 x 1200 (1080P) or higher, max settings, AA. Except for Crysis >_>"
    How would you run two at the same time? I don't know much..."
    You need a special motherboard that supports crossfire. The Nvidia equivalent is called SLI. It basically requires you to add a bridge between the two graphics cards (each of them in their own slot), and this produces almost twice the performance.
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    #16  Edited By Elijah

    I'm currently rockin' a single GeForce 8800gt 512mb.  I got it back when they were like $250, but I'm pretty sure they're almost half that now.  With your setup you'd be able to run everything.

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    #17  Edited By Alberto777

    Well the 4870 and 4870X2 are great cards, but I wouldn't just recommend those 2 cards, there's plenty of Nvidia cards that perform up to par.

    EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB

    EVGA GeForce GTX 280 1GB

    EVGA GeForce 9800 GX2 KO 1GB

    These are great cards and seem to be on par and even outperform the 4870 on real-life benchmarks (not those crappy in-game synthetic benchmarks). If you want the 4870, there's nothing wrong with that, it's a great card and great peformance but just know that there's other cards that outperform it in game performance. Whatever you choose these cards will "t-bag" xbox 360 graphics all day, lol.

    EDIT: One last thing I would like to mention is buy a video card with more than 512MB. Games now-a-days need more memory for large tectures and so forth.

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